A thread to request suggestions for similes. I need one for 'thick', please. This is what I currently have, but 'paperback' is a big vague, as that could suggest anything from 5cm thick to 6 inches thick. The wad of money here needs to be about 3 inches thick. A wad of used twenties as thick as a paperback lay in the bottom, neatly secured with a brown elastic band.